Adventure Centre Instructor Training Course


Adventure Centre Instructor Training Course, Mallow

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Outdoor Instructor Training Course - 18 Weeks

The Outdoor Training Academy is proud to announce that in association with Skillnet Duhallow and MTU Kerry, we are providing an 18-week outdoor instructor course with a wide range of skills and qualifications enabling successful candidates a pathway to their career in the outdoors. 

Based out of Ballyhass Adventure Group Mallow, this course focuses on center-based outdoor activities giving you the abilities, knowledge, and passion for instructing outdoor activities. Throughout the course, you will be registered as a student of MTU Tralee with an aligning student card. You will also get a chance to engage with IRD Duhallow, Ballyhass Coachford, Galtee Mountain Ranges, MTU Tralee, experienced training providers, and lots more.

Following this 18-week course, inclusive hands-on training, classroom learning, work placement, and assessment, you can leave as a qualified outdoor activity instructor ready to tackle any Outdoor Center of your choice.

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  • Swimming Competency, Open Water Lifeguarding and - Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS)

  • Traditional High Ropes Course Instructor - European Ropes Course Association (ERCA)

  • First Aid Responder - (EMTS)

  • Powerboat Licence - 

  • Mountain Skills 1 & 2,  - Mountaineering Ireland

  • Wakepark System 2.0 Operations - Ballyhass Wake Park

Ballyhass Adventure Group has been working in the outdoor adventure industry since 1999, we have learned a great deal over the years and even train our own staff in-house. We have been running lifeguarding, first aid and other courses for a significant number of years and are ready to bring this all together in our Adventure Centre Instructor Training Course. We have two sites, one based on a lake and another on the River Lee giving you the benefit of working on different types of water and on our over 20 different activities. Both sites are based in county Cork and under an hour drive away from the city centre.

Must be over 18 years to Apply for this full course and be fully available for all learning and contact hours, assessments and courses which require a specific amount of hours.

Garda Vetting is required - we will carry out this process before you start the course.

This course is 16 to 18 weeks.

  • Our Mission is to get everyone active Outdoors by providing Accessibility, Affordability and Education as a first step to creating your amazing outdoor future!

  • Students will receive in house training and induction and aim to be fully certified in all the awards and qualifications listed above.

  • We aim to broaden and strengthen your instructor skillset. 

  • To provide an alternative to traditional hands-off training. 

This course at full price is €3000, but there is up to 100% funding available through Skillnet, find out more here 

Our onsite accommodation is available at a subsidised rate to any and all students that would like to avail of it.

- pricing tbc

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